Saturday, June 26, 2010

"The 2 AM Shoot"

I have friends, and then I have photographer friends.

There's a special bond when you share something as personal and as fun as your "art" with good friends. It's always fun to just discuss things, push each other creatively, and catch yourself speaking in a language that people around you don't understand.


My friend Ghill and I do this all the time. One of those days we were hanging out in my house at 2 am, and suddenly got inspired to go out and do a little shoot. Of course, we needed a model... so we quickly volunteered my older sister Amber for the job. Such a good sport! :)



Amber was annoyed that we got her out and spent the first 20 minutes taking pictures of puddle reflections.








Thanks Ghill for the good time.

Thanks Amber for what I am sure is one of many more late night shoots! ;)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Babies:: Esther, 1 month old.

I met Valerie during my junior year of high school. Back in the day we both knew that we would gonna go to med school and be kick-butt doctor's one day. One of us went to med school, the other one never tried to get through the doors, and eventually started writing a photography blog instead! ;)

Valerie just graduated from med school. She is also a brand new mom. I got a call with the news about an hour before going to Holland, so I wasn't able to do a newborn shoot right away. I really didn't want to miss out on the opportunity though, so after some failed attempts and rescheduling being done on both ends, we got our baby shoot.









I have to say... I am really happy with this one! :)
Congrats Valerie&Miguel on your amazing, photogenic, cute little baby Esther! :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

GospelLife Concert & A Night Of Rememberance

So I know that I haven't been the greatest fan of posting lately. I honestly have been crazy busy, shooting out of town every weekend during the past month. I also must admit that I want to be caught up on the blog really bad, but with the current state of busyness I haven't felt too inspired to sit down and write another blog post. Now that I am done with my little introduction, here we go!


In April I had the opportunity to shoot a historical event. As you may or may not know, the area of Spain where I live is known for it's terrorism. Doesn't it make you feel safe knowing that I will be going to the US on Tuesday? :D Just kidding. But in all seriousness, there has been plenty of terrorism going on for the past 3 decades or so. These so-called "patriots" are wanting to free the Basque Country from Spain and be an independent country. It's quite annoying.

Anyway, so they have done their fair share of killing people. Random people from small town governments that have little or nothing to do with their fight for independence. They just can't get to the big guys, I guess. Throughout these past 30 years the church hasn't really done much to outreach to the families of the victims of terrorism, mostly out of fear.

So, I am proud to say that my dad has a lot to do to change that! :D The churches all united and held a Gospel concert in honor of all the victims of terrorism, and as a symbol that the churches are out there to say that they want the terrorist acts to stop. So, here are the pictures!


Girl Drummer
If you're thinking I took this shot because it's a girl drummer... you're absolutely right! :D

This guy didn't think I could take the shot on time... I had fun proving him wrong! ;)







Hands Up

Choir Shoes



Emotional Singing1

Near the end of the night my dad and another pastor read a manifest which stated a continuous commitment from the local churches to stand against terrorism and show support towards the families of the victims.


Then one member from each church was called up one-by-one to light a candle in the name of their church, peace, and a new beginning.


Candles For Peace